GUFC Annual Conference at Callaway Gardens


A hearty thanks to all who attended, supported, sponsored, provided talks for, and helped in any way with the 27th Annual GUFC Conference and Awards Program, “Soil Health and Sustainable Urban Tree Planting,” November 8 and 9 at the Callaway Gardens Lodge Conference Center.  We had a fantastic conference at a great venue!  Photos and presentations from the conference will be posted soon.  Please peruse our list of sponsors at the bottom of this page and click on their logos to visit their websites.

“Invasives in the Urban Forest” class is Nov. 30 in Macon

Back by popular demand! Did you miss our Invasives Species class inthe spring?  On November 30, we’re bringing it to Macon!  Noted researchers from the University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health (Tifton, GA) will discuss invasive species in the urban forest, available treatments for invasives plants and insects, alternatives for invasive landscape trees, and more. 2.75  Arborist CEUs will be available. 2.5 Cat 1 SAF CFE hours. 2 Commercial Pesticide Credit Hours for categories 23,24, and 27.  Landscape architects and others will receive a certificate for their records.
Date and Time: November 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:  Claystone Park at Lake Tobesofkee, 6600 Mosley Dixon Road, Macon, Georgia  31220 (in covered pavillion).
Registration:  $40 GUFC members, $55 Non-members
Lunch is included.   Register here.
For more information about GUFC, visit
This class is co-sponsored by the Bibb County Extension Service.

Hurricane, tornadoes devastated South Georgia communities. Let’s help them restore their tree canopy. Learn how by watching this video.

 We need your help.

On October 7 and 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew pounded Georgia coastal counties. In January, 2017, 41 confirmed tornadoes struck the state of Georgia in one 36-hour period. The south Georgia area was especially devastated. To help restore the many environmental, economic, and social health benefits that trees provide in storm-struck Georgia communities, the Georgia Urban Forest Council, in cooperation with the Georgia Forestry Commission, established the Georgia ReLeaf program to bring urban forests back to life by planting trees in public areas such as parks, schools, main streets, and business districts.  Click here or on the above image to watch our new video explaining our current endeavors in South Georgia and donate what you can to Georgia Urban Forest Council’s Georgia ReLeaf fundraising drive to restore tree canopy in these communities.100% of funds raised will go directly to providing trees to these towns and cities, and donations are fully tax-deductible. Thank you!

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Thank you, sponsors and partners. Your support sustains our effort to provide innovative urban forestry education, programming, and resources in Georgia.

Sponsors 2017-18